Player Outlook
The Bills selected Shorter in the fifth round of the 2023 NFL Draft out of Florida, and he will compete for a role as a reserve this season. He's not worth drafting in most redraft leagues. Shorter could be the No. 4 receiver for Buffalo at best behind Stefon Diggs, Gabe Davis and Khalil Shakir. If he starts off the season playing well, add Shorter off the waiver wire. In rookie-only drafts for dynasty leagues, Shorter is worth a late-round flier.

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  • Bills' Justin Shorter: Will not play this season

    Shorter (hamstring) had his 21-day practice window closed Wednesday, and he'll remain on injured reserve for the rest of the season, Matt Parrino of The Syracuse Post-Standard reports. Shorter was designated to return from IR on Dec. 13, but he was unable to find his way onto the 53-man roster. Since his practice window has closed, he is now forced back onto injured reserve and will not be able to play or practice with the team for the remainder of the campaign. The 2023 fifth-round selection did not play a regular-season game with the Bills this year but will work to return healthy next season and carve out a regular role for himself in the team's receiving corps then.
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  • Bills' Justin Shorter: Won't play Sunday

    Shorter (hamstring) will not be activated from injured reserve before Saturday's game against the Chargers. Shorter has been practicing with the team since he was designated to return from injured reserve Dec. 13. However, the rookie receiver will remain sidelined for at least one more game before he makes his NFL debut. His next opportunity to suit up will be Week 17 against the Patriots.
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  • Bills' Justin Shorter: Cleared for practice

    Shorter (hamstring) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com reports. Shorter was a fifth-round selection in the 2023 NFL Draft and has yet to play this season after going on IR on Aug. 30. He'll now have a 21-day window to practice with the team before the Bills would need to add him to the 53-man roster, but the wideout would be eligible to play this weekend against the Cowboys if the coaching staff determines he's ready to contribute.
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  • Bills' Justin Shorter: Lands on IR

    The Bills placed Shorter on injured reserve Wednesday with a hamstring injury, Katherine Fitzgerald of The Buffalo News reports. Shorter, a fifth-round pick out of Florida, made the Bills' initial 53-man roster after finishing the preseason with six catches for 66 yards and a touchdown while also contributing to special teams. However, after picking up the hamstring injury and going on IR, he'll be required to miss at least the first four games of the season. Once activated, Shorter will likely handle a depth role in the Bills' receiving corps.
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  • Bills' Justin Shorter: Links up with Buffalo

    The Bills selected Shorter in the fifth round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 150th overall. The Bills are adding some serious size to their pass-catching group with first-round TE Dalton Kincaid and now Shorter. A five-star recruit out of high school in 2018, Shorter never really latched on at Penn State and ultimately transferred to Florida. He was a two-year contributor for the Gators and amassed 1,127 combined receiving yards in his final two seasons. Though Shorter has flaws to his game, he's a good athlete (4.55 40) for his size (6-foot-4, 229) and compares physically to Gabe Davis. At best, Shorter will be a backup to Davis in that role in the Buffalo offense, and it's unlikely that he will develop into an every-down player.
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